Edward Stewart-Humphries in Exeter - 1892
from Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906, page 1:
My earliest memory is the possession of a penny trumpet, a tin instrument with a white porcelain mouthpiece, painted red and blue, which smelled and tasted tinny, but made a splendid noise. The trumpet was probably my sole birthday or Christmas present, given to me by my foster parents [Mr. and Mrs. Williams] in 1892 when in my third year.
Edward Stewart-Humphries, Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:361, p. 1. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541263917414 accessed: 19 January, 2022 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)
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